HHS: Primaris to assist Missouri’s uninsured in health insurance exchange

COLUMBIA, Mo.— Health care quality-improvement consulting firm Primaris will be awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning this fall, Health and Human Services Secetary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. As a federal … Continued

Modern Healthcare: Primaris again one of Best Places to Work in Healthcare

COLUMBIA, Mo.— Health care quality-improvement consulting firm Primaris has been named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013 by Modern Healthcare – the second straight year the firm has won this distinction — the national magazine announced today. Modern Healthcare is a national source of health care business and policy … Continued

Primaris celebrates 30th year of operations

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Primaris, the federally contracted Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Missouri and healthcare consulting firm, celebrates its 30th year of operations. Located in Columbia, Primaris was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Founded in 1983 by the Missouri State Medical Association and the Missouri Association of Osteopathic … Continued

Medicare medical-record review data released

COLUMBIA, Mo.— With almost 1 million Missourians on Medicare, it’s more important than ever to ensure they get the very best medical care possible. For nearly 30 years, Primaris has worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for … Continued

Modern Healthcare: Primaris one of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

COLUMBIA, Mo.— Health care quality-improvement consulting firm Primaris has been named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 by Modern Healthcare, the national magazine announced today. Modern Healthcare is a national source of health care business and policy news, research and information. Its recognition program honors workplaces in health care … Continued

Primaris welcomes James Dockins to Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY — Primaris today announced that James F. Dockins, of Kansas City, has joined the board of directors. A nonprofit, Primaris serves as Missouri’s Quality Improvement Organization. An educator and ethicist by trade, Mr. Dockins teaches at Rockhurst University. His professional experiences include 28 years as a healthcare executive working both nationally and abroad. … Continued

Health Organizations Partner to Raise Awareness in Missouri for Million Hearts Initiative

National campaign aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years, which means more than 188,000 lives in Missouri alone The American Heart Association, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and Primaris are partnering to raise awareness throughout Missouri for the Million Hearts Initiative. Million Hearts is a national campaign … Continued